When you live about 3,000 miles west of the Potomac, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’re watching the antics of people who should be wearing big floppy shoes and big red noses on the job. The upside is that 20 of them could use a single jalopy in order to carpool to work.
For instance, leading up to Mubarak’s departure, we kept hearing members of the administration refer to the Muslim Brotherhood in terms more appropriate to the Brownies and the Girl Scouts. It was almost comical to hear Joe Biden and James Clapper speak so much nicer about this gang of Islamic terrorists than anyone in the Obama administration had ever spoken about the members of the Tea Party. They even called the Brotherhood “secular and non-violent,” two things they have never once said about Sarah Palin.
While I often agree with Charles Krauthammer, I am starting to get annoyed with his constantly lauding Obama’s political acumen. It’s almost as grating as the MSM’s chorus of hosannas that greet Obama’s every speech. After all, if Obama were as politically adept as Krauthammer claims, he wouldn’t have squandered his political capital in less than two years. Keep in mind that the midterm elections were only the culmination of a disastrous year in which, in spite of his non-stop campaigning, Obama saw his party lose major elections in Virginia, New Jersey and even Massachusetts.
Also, Krauthammer should note, Obama is so out of touch with most Americans that he seems oblivious to the fact that most of us place a premium on good, old-fashioned sportsmanship. Thus, when he was on TV with Bill O’Reilly on Super Bowl Sunday, and mentioned our success in Iraq, I, for one, was dumbfounded when he didn’t take a moment to say, “And for that, I have to give credit to George Bush.”
It wouldn’t have cost him anything, and it might have made some of us wonder, for a moment at least, if just maybe he wasn’t as petty, partisan and narcissistic, as we had previously thought.
But if there’s one group that seems convinced that the president isn’t any of those bad things, it’s the boneheads who comprise the ranks of America’s social psychologists. In a poll of a thousand of them, over 800 proudly identified themselves as liberals, while only three of them confessed to being conservatives. It’s no wonder that the mental health of America is in the unfortunate state it is.
In many ways, Washington, D.C., is a very small town. It has only one thriving business, politics. In fact it is so small and so cloistered, it’s really more like a village. And as such, its distinction is that, unlike most villages, it doesn’t have just one idiot; it has thousands.
Speaking of idiots, the latest one to rise above the crowd is Rep. Chris Lee, a Republican from New York. Not content to keep his smarmy sex life under the radar, the way most of his colleagues do, this goofball stuck his photo on an online matchmaking site. In the text that accompanied his bare-chested photo, Rep. Lee claimed to be 39, single and a lobbyist.
If the young woman who received his message was half as savvy as young women tend to be, her reaction was probably, “He’s 46 if he’s a day, I’m sure he’s married with kids, and anyone who’d tell that many whoppers and expect to get away with it has got to be a congressman!”